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gar·den

 (gär′dn)
n.
1.
a. A plot of land used for the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, herbs, or fruit.
b. An arrangement of living material that is cultivated for food, as a fungus garden maintained by ants.
2. often gardens Grounds laid out with flowers, trees, and ornamental shrubs and used for recreation or display: public gardens; a botanical garden.
3. A yard or lawn.
4. A fertile, well-cultivated region.
5.
a. An open-air establishment where refreshments are served.
b. A large public auditorium or arena.
v. gar·dened, gar·den·ing, gar·dens
v.tr.
1. To cultivate (a plot of ground) as a garden.
2. To furnish with a garden.
v.intr.
1. To plant or tend a garden.
2. To work as a gardener.
adj.
1. Of, suitable to, or used in a garden: garden tools; garden vegetables.
2. Provided with open areas and greenery: a garden community.
3. Garden-variety.
Idiom:
lead/take down the garden path
To mislead or deceive (another).

[Middle English gardin, from Old North French, from gart, of Germanic origin; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

gardening

(ˈɡɑːdənɪŋ)
n
(Horticulture)
a. the planning and cultivation of a garden
b. (as modifier): gardening gloves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gardening - the cultivation of plantsgardening - the cultivation of plants    
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
landscape gardening, landscaping - working as a landscape gardener
market gardening - the growing of vegetables or flowers for market
floriculture, flower gardening - the cultivation of flowering plants
garden - work in the garden; "My hobby is gardening"
landscape - do landscape gardening; "My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living"
landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"

gardening

noun
Quotations
"Gardening is not a rational act" [Margaret Atwood Bluebeard's Egg]
Translations
بَسْتَنَةبَسْتَنَه
zahradničení
havearbejdehave-
puutarhanhoito
vrtlarstvo
kertészkedés
garîyrkja
庭仕事
정원 가꾸기
záhradníčenie
vrtnarjenje
trädgårdsarbete
การทำสวน
bahçe işleribahçecilikbahçıvanlık
việc làm vườn

gardening

[ˈgɑːdnɪŋ] N (gen) → jardinería f; (= market gardening) → horticultura f
who does the gardening?¿quién es el jardinero?, ¿quién se encarga del jardín?

gardening

[ˈgɑːrdənɪŋ] njardinage m
Margaret loves gardening → Margaret aime le jardinage.
to do the gardening → faire du jardinagegarden of remembrance njardin m du souvenir (dans un cimetière)garden party [ˈgɑːrdənpɑːrti] ngarden-party fgarden path n
to lead sb up the garden path > → mener qn en bateau garden rubbish ndéchets mpl végétauxgarden suburb nbanlieue f résidentielle (aménagée par un paysagiste)garden tools nploutils mpl de jardinagegarden-variety [ˈgɑːrdənvəraɪɪti] adj (US) (= ordinary) → ordinaire

gardening

nGartenarbeit f; she loves gardeningsie arbeitet gerne im Garten, sie gärtnert gerne; gardening toolsGartengeräte pl

gardening

[ˈgɑːdnɪŋ] ngiardinaggio

garden

(ˈgaːdn) noun
a piece of ground on which flowers, vegetables etc are grown. a small garden at the front of the house; (also adjective) a garden slug.
verb
to work in a garden, usually as a hobby. The old lady does not garden much.
ˈgardener noun
a person who works in, and looks after, a garden.
ˈgardening noun
the work of looking after a garden. Gardening is his favourite hobby; (also adjective) gardening clothes/tools.
ˈgardens noun singular or plural
a park, especially one where animals are kept or special trees or flowers are grown. zoological/botanical gardens.
garden party
a large (usually formal) party, held in the garden of a house etc.

gardening

بَسْتَنَة zahradničení havearbejde Gartenarbeit κηπουρική jardinería puutarhanhoito jardinage vrtlarstvo giardinaggio 庭仕事 정원 가꾸기 tuinieren hagearbeid ogrodnictwo jardinagem садоводство trädgårdsarbete การทำสวน bahçecilik việc làm vườn 园艺
References in classic literature ?
It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which, buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks; and a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection.
I knew nothing whatever last year about gardening and this year know very little more, but I have dawnings of what may be done, and have at least made one great stride-- from ipomaea to tea-roses.
These beds were the only sign of any attempt at gardening to be seen (except a solitary crocus that came up all by itself each spring in the grass, not because it wanted to, but because it could not help it), and these I had sown with ipomaea, the whole eleven, having found a German gardening book, according to which ipomaea in vast quantities was the one thing needful to turn the most hideous desert into a paradise.
There is not a creature in all this part of the world who could in the least understand with what heart-beatings I am looking forward to the flowering of these roses, and not a German gardening book that does not relegate all tea-roses to hot-houses, imprisoning them for life, and depriving them for ever of the breath of God.
Perhaps, too, he does not like the extracts from gardening books I read to him sometimes when he is planting or sowing something new.
So it was agreed that the monkey, Chee-Chee, was to do the cooking and mending; the dog was to sweep the floors; the duck was to dust and make the beds; the owl, Too-Too, was to keep the accounts, and the pig was to do the gardening.
The Spirituality of Gardening By Donna Sinclair Northstone Publishing $40.
This is not your typical tour with a one-way approach to gardening," said tour organizer Keith Malone.
Organic gardening involves using natural products and byproducts to grow plants and enrich soils.
Garden Stone: Creative Ideas, Practical Projects, And Inspiration For Purely Decorative Uses by expert gardening and award-winning gardening writer Barbara Pleasant showcases garden stonework from gardens in all parts of North America illustrating what can be done in diverse geographical locations and climates.
Gardens are a Greater Perfection than architecture because, in the words he quotes of Francis Bacon from 1625, they are the culmination of a civilizing process: 'When Ages grow to Civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner than Garden Finely: as if Gardening were the Greater Perfection'.
Many older adults have had a great deal of experience gardening and would enjoy working with younger people to pot a plant or start seeds in a seed tray.